Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
We were strolling along when we happened upon this couple. Lackland Air Force Base is in S.A. and he apparently is a soldier there, judging by his uniform. This guy decided to propose to his girlfriend along the Riverwalk and so he just dropped down to one knee and proposed right there. She said yes, he gave her a ring, and me with my camera out snapped a picture. Their families were there as well. Romantic, eh?
This was the waterfall where he proposed.
Just walking to La Villita
The boys at the Tower of the Americas. It was built in 1968 for the World's Fair in San Antonio. It's very similar to the Space Needle. They thoroughly enjoyed going up there.
On Saturday, we met up with Andrea J. and Alice O. Remy S. was out shopping with them, so she came along too. Andrea was in our field the year that Justin was born, so it was special to get a visit with them.
The parade at the Riverwalk was something to see! This boat won 1st place...The Wizard of Oz--a local theater in town...hence the costumes.
The boys favorite treat--a sucker with a scorpion on the inside (stinger taken out). Justin's eaten one before, so he wanted to get one this time too.
Looking down on the Alamodome
Mike and Justin walked around outside. The cold wind was whistling out there, so I stayed in.
Looking at the Alamo from up here puts it into different perspective
We had a great time in San Antonio. The weather (rainy and 40) was not cooperative for Sea World, so we just did some indoor activities instead. It was a relaxing weekend.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Brynn's 3rd birthday is Saturday, so we let her open her gift from us a little early. Happy Birthday Brynn!
The card I got her had a tiara on it
A princess dress up set
The feast The kids table.
Mike, Sarah and Joel
Riston and Helen
Justin and Brynn
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
T’was the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the house,
I was sampling and nibbling, just like a mouse.
The table was set with a plate for each one,
In hopes that the guests would be soon having fun.
The children weren’t sleeping, but running instead, .
While visions of sweets danced in their heads.
And I in my apron and my husband in his cap,
Were wishing we could take a long winters nap!
When, the very next day there arose such a sound,
I looked outside to see what hit the ground.
Away to the window I flew in a roar,
Wishing I had washed them the day before.
The shadow on the grass from the sunlight above,
Gave a twinkle of light like a little white dove.
When what to my wondering eyes should arrive?,
It was my in-laws…here before 5!
With a young, crazy driver so lively and quick,
I knew that for sure, it wasn’t Saint Nick.
More rapid than radar in their cars they came,
As I stood there trying to recall all their names.
Hello, Joe, Hello, Bob, Hello Jane and Will,
Hi there Tom, Hello John, and How are you Jill?
To the top of the porch, to the table we’ll head,
But wait, we should stop and get a picture instead!
As dry leaves that before the Texas tornado’s fly,
When they see the mess in the kitchen, they all start to cry.
So into the kitchen the relatives, they ran
And tried to make sense of all of the plan.
And then in a twinkling I heard in my head,
The sound of the timer going beep, beep instead.
As I drew out my hot pad and was turning around,
Out of the oven, the turkey, came with a bound.
He was dressed all in stuffing from his head to his foot,
And the top of his breast, was it covered in soot?
A bundle of rosemary he had stuck to his back,
And he looked pretty tasty as a matter of fact.
The stump of a timer, he held tight in his thigh,
And the first thing he asked me was “where is the pie”.
He had a funny face and a nice round belly,
That shook just like the cranberry jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a perfect bird.,
And I thought this scenario was really absurd.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know, we’d be eating him instead.
He spoke not a word, but crawled back in to cook,
He‘d given up now, with a sad little look..
Laying some butter aside of his leg,
And giving the nod, instead of trying to beg.
He sprang to his oven, to the timer gave a twist,
And soon he was cooking like the darkening mist.
But I heard him exclaim as he cooked in the night,
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Heading down the trail
The Moms and kids
The Brazos River...If you look close the embankment gave way in the last flood. That tree root isn't balanced by anything and could give way any time. The bench that used to sit here is gone and the bench at the first outlook is covered in silt...all the result of flooding.
On Saturday we went hiking with the scouts on our nature trail. We invited the den over for a BBQ at our place, so had some scouts here until 4 p.m. We managed to deliver the last of our popcorn (save 1 box that goes to the businesses), so we did well to get it all done in 2 days.
Yesterday we spent the day at with Cliff and Gina at Gina's place. She made a wonderful lunch (thanks Gina!). She sent me home with some beautiful roses. What a fun day!
Got a turkey thawing, so will be doing some cooking this week! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
-Salmonella won't be a concern
-No one will overeat.
-Everyone will think it's Cajun Blackened.
-Uninvited guests will think twice next year.
-Your cheese broccoli lima bean casserole will gain newly found appreciation.
-Pets won't pester you for scraps.
-The smoke alarm was due for a test.
-Carving the bird will provide a good cardiovascular workout.
-After dinner, the guys can take the bird to the yard and play football.
-The less turkey Uncle George eats, the less likely he will be to walk around with his pants unbuttoned.
-You'll get to the desserts quicker.
-You won't have to face three weeks of turkey sandwiches.
Source: Craig Boldman and Pete Matthews, authors of Every Excuse in the Book: 714 Ways to Say "It's Not My Fault."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sarah's birthday cake I made one year
Justin had a frog theme one year, so I made cupcakes in cones
Justin wanted a "Star Wars" birthday last year, so I came up with this cake. The red is supposed to resemble fire, although I still haven't figured out which tip to use to make it look more effective.
Jarin's 3rd birthday was a "Thomas the tank Engine" birthday, so I came up with this cake.
One of the hobbies that I enjoy is decorating cakes. While I don't claim to be very good at it, I do enjoy trying! A couple of years ago, my sister bought me a decorating set so I've enjoyed experimenting with that. Eventually I'd like to take some cake decorating classes. In the mean time, here are some of my creations from the past...